Real Madrid fell to lowly Rayo Vallecano 1-0 at the Campo de Futbol de Vallecas on Sunday, leaving manager Zinedine Zidane to hit out at his team's lacklustre display after the game.
The toothless display comes a day after the Bernabeu side -- who remain in third place after the result -- saw eternal rivals Barcelona celebrate their 26th La Liga title, and second straight, with a win over Alaves on Saturday.
Valencia missed the chance to move into the top four in La Liga as they fell to a surprise 2-0 defeat at struggling Rayo Vallecano after squandering a first-half penalty, ending a run of 17 games without defeat in all competitions.
Valencia beat Real Madrid 2-1 on Wednesday and with fourth-placed Getafe not in action until Sunday, Marcelino's side knew they would move into the top four with victory at Rayo, who had lost eight of their last nine league games.
The visitors earned a penalty midway through...
While Liverpool kept pace with Manchester City, Arsenal beat Manchester United to keep the top four race alive. In La Liga, Barcelona continued their dominance, while Kareem Benzema helped Real Madrid get back to winning ways after their humiliating Champions League defeat. Elsewhere, Juventus remained unbeaten in the league, while Bayern Munich scored six against Wolfsburg to leapfrog Dortmund to the top of the Bundesliga. Here are the best numbers from the weekend's action.
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Lionel Messi created a goal and scored another as Barcelona came from behind to beat struggling Rayo Vallecano 3-1 at home on Saturday and stay seven points clear at the top of La Liga.
Rayo, who have now lost their last 12 games against Barca, took a shock lead midway through the first half when forward Raul de Tomas -- who is on loan from Real Madrid -- ran past two defenders before arrowing a shot into the bottom corner.
The Madrid side's unlikely lead at the Nou Camp lasted a quarter of an...